100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced 2/15/2018, by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Aeronautics Act. Defines "unmanned aircraft
systems". Provides that regulation of unmanned aircraft systems is an
exclusive power and function of the State. Restricts home rule power.
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Aeronautics Act is amended by
adding Section 42.1 as follows:
(620 ILCS 5/42.1 new)
Regulation of unmanned aircraft systems.
(a) As used in this Section, "unmanned aircraft systems"
means a powered, aerial vehicle that:
(1) does not carry a human operator and is operated
without the possibility of direct human intervention from
within or on the aircraft;
(2) uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift;
(3) can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely; and
(4) can be expendable or recoverable.
"Unmanned aircraft system" does not include a satellite.
(b) The regulation of unmanned aircraft systems is an
exclusive power and function of the State. A home rule unit may
not regulate unmanned aircraft systems. This Section is a
denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under
subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois